Saturday, July 26, 2014

Crazies Go Crazy for Folds

The Crazy4Challenges challenge this week was to use multiple folds on our cards/projects.  I am not really a stamper who gravitates toward fancy folds.  I appreciate the fabulous fancy fold creations of others, but I find I just don't seem to send the fancy fold cards I make.  Who knows why???  Anyhooooo....so I just wasn't sure what I would do for this challenge.  Well, in my stamp cave I have decorated the walls with cards sent to me by my stamping friends......they give me both happy memories and inspiration.  Well, my eyes settled on a card Dawn Lusk had sent me a while ago.....a lighthouse card done with a similar fold to what I ended up creating.

I used a stamp (by Repeat Impressions) of my very favorite place  ......Cape Neddick Light in York, Maine, lovingly nicknamed Nubble Light as the lighthouse is located on a nubble.  Here is a picture of the real Nubble Light.


Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see all the fancy folds I am sure this DT used.....they are so talented and creative......I sometimes wonder how I was lucky enough to be on this team from its very start.  Thanks for that go to Hoots and Cindy Haffner who started this team!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

CCEEers Follow a Recipe


Shirley gave the CCEEers a recipe to follow this week.  We were to use 2 circles, 1 oval, and 2 octogons or decagons.  Well, I took some artistic liberties on this one......I used hexagons!!  I figured one '-gon' was as good as another!!!!  My two circles are the layered doilies, my oval is the pink layer behind the sentiment panel, and my hexagons are stenciled onto the white base.

The flowers and leaves are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, while the sentiment is from Flourishes.

It will be fascinating to see the various creations using this same recipe.  I am sure they will be fabulous and each unique.  You can check them out on the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sketch Time with the Crazies

The Crazies are going sketch happy this week.  You will find the original sketch along with all the DT examples using the sketch at the Crazies Blog.  Be sure to stop in for inspiration.

Thanks to Frances, our July hostess, for a fabulous sketch.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The CCEE Goes to the Chickens

Shirley, our CCEE Stampers hostess for July, challenge us to make our card/project with chickens this week.  My first reaction was that I didn't have any chickens.....but then I looked in my 'fun animals' drawers and found several of them.

The chickens are by Penny Black, and the sentiment is from another Penny Black set.  I also used a MS border punch and my corner rounder, along with some large brads.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will also travel to the CCEE Stampers Blog to join in all the 'chicken' fun!!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Crazies Bring Out Their Inner Teddy Bear


Apparently July 10th was Teddy Bear Picnic Day, so Frances challenged the Crazy4Challenges DT to create cards/projects with a teddy bear on them.

I used this retired Penny Black bear along with a Just Rite sentiment stamp to create my card.  I used a MS border punch on the red vertical panel, a corner rounder for the base, an SU oval punch for the sentiment, and a Spellbinder die for the image panel.  Two brads finished it off (and hid a dirty spot) along with some dry embossing.

Be sure to check out what should be a precious gallery at the Crazies Blog.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The CCEEers Become Frugal and Repurpose Items

Shirley, the creator of our July challenges for the CCEE Stampers, asked us to use things in our stash that we kept because we just knew we would use it someday.  I used to decorate pads for my friends, but definitely bought more than I have used.  We are all retired now, so there is less use for such items, so this has been gathering dust.  I kept this very clean and classic as I am not sure how I will use it or if I will gift it.  Once I know that, I might decorate it a bit more.

I used a variety of Spellbinder dies and a retired SU set for this creation.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers Blog.  There will be lots of 'repurposing' inspiration.......might get you to use something you have kept for a long time....figuring it would come in handy.....but still sits there gathering dust.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Going Red, White, and Blue with the Crazies

Frances is our hostess with the mostest for July.  This first week she gave the Crazy4Challenges DT  the color combo of red, white and blue.  You did not have to make a patriotic card...just use the color combo.  I have been gathering a stash of cards for a dear friend, so I went non-patriotic.

I apologize for my somewhat fuzzy picture.  It was just one of those days when the camera would not cooperate.  The sketch I used is one I saw a few years ago.....unfortunately I did not write down the name of the stamper.  If you recognize the sketch, thanks for the inspiration.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see our red, white and blue gallery of creations.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

CCEEers Go Red, White, and Blue


Shirley created our challenges for July.  This week our goal was to make cards with red, white, and blue to honor the 4th of July holiday.  However, since we have international DT members, the card does not have to be patriotic.  I am putting together a gift of cards for a friend, so I kept it generic.

These poppies and the sentiment are from 2 sets by Penny Black.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers Blog to see the fabulous red, white, and blue creations by this very friendly AND talented team.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Crazies Go Seasonal


For the last challenge of June, Peggy asked the Crazy4Challenges DT to think about the season they are in right now.  She wanted us to represent it in some way.  Well, flowers are blooming and summer is here, so that was my inspiration.

Not much to say about this one....I created my flowers using a die cut from MFT and used my new 'tool' which helps shape them.  I am not sure of its name....if you need to know, just leave me a question in the comments and I will check to find the name.  I believe the sentiment stamp is from Flourishes, but I am not sure.  Not much help this week, eh??????  The problem is that I type the post on the second floor and my stamp cave is in the basement, so at the end of the day I really don't feel like going down two flights of stairs just to find out the company....but I would be glad to do it for you if needed.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab seasonal projects/cards by the DT.